Course Title: Industry Application Project

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Industry Application Project

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013

Course Coordinator: Huan Vo-Tran

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1699

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the pre-requisite course ISYS2441 Information and Knowledge Environments 2 before you commence this course.

Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. For further information go to Recognition of prior learning (RPL) in Higher Education.

Note it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT University that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the pre-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.
For your information the RMIT University Course Requisites policy can be found at Course requisites –

Course Description

This course is a final semester course in the information and knowledge management core of the Bachelor of Business (Information and Knowledge Management). You will individually, or in some special cases in small groups, build an information or knowledge application for a real life client. This is designed to enable you to apply your academic learning to a contemporary workplace situation. Projects could include, but are not limited to; databases, document management systems, knowledge management systems, library systems, database systems, records/archives systems, websites, portals or intranets, workflow systems, content management systems, standards development, taxonomies and thesauri, etc. The integration of work-based learning and academic learning, commonly referred to as Work Integrated Learning (WIL), will allow you to solve authentic business problems or address real issues faced in organisations.
Industry Application Project is a capstone course designed to enable students to put into practice the integrated skills and knowledge they have gained throughout their program. You will have an ongoing consulting interaction with their client for the life of the project. You will also be assigned an Academic Supervisor and will schedule regular meetings with their supervisor for the life of the project.

If you are undertaking this course in Melbourne from semester 2, 2012 onwards your teacher will advise you if you require access to a computer for the course. It is recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus outside class times.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

On completing the project, students will be able to demonstrate that they have successfully identified and interpreted the information needs of their client, and have produced an information product that satisfies those needs.

The following capabilities are developed to Level 3:

  • Technological practice
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Responsive practice
  • Reflective analytical practice
  • Social/cultural responsibility

In particular, students will demonstrate that they can:


  • Complete an effective analysis of a client’s requirements for an information application
  • Translate that analysis into a project specification that facilitates appropriate provision of, and access to, information 
  • Make appropriate assessments of the information to be potentially included in the tool having developed an appropriate evaluative framework for assessing likely inclusions 
  • Design appropriate arrangement of material, including necessary indexing/analysis techniques 
  • Select and use appropriate technologies for the creation of their client’s application 
  • Demonstrate project management skills that result in the timely delivery of the required application using an efficient and effective production process 
  • Demonstrate that they have implemented a review process for each phase of their project that assures the quality of the product
  • It is anticipated that the Academic Supervisor will play a mentoring role to the student, helping them realise the range of capabilities that are inherent in this project

Overview of Learning Activities

You are expected to be largely self-directed, identifying and negotiating a suitable project, which could be within their own workplace or through other contacts they may have.  In planning and implementing the project, you will work closely with the client to ensure relevance to their information needs and congruence with agreed objectives and timelines.  The Academic Supervisor will provide you with support and advise and monitor your progress of the project during regular meetings. You and your class will be provided with the opportunity to receive industry feedback on your learning activities or assessment tasks.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT university will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and computer laboratories.
You have access to extensive course materials on myRMIT Studies, including digitised readings, lecture notes and a detailed study program, external internet links and access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources.
You are expected to identify and become familiar with available resources relevent to your application which you are building.
You will also be referred to references appropriate to your project by you Academic Supervisor as necessary. 

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may consist of projects, projet logs and various reports.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester via individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to the RMIT university assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document Assessment Policies and Procedures manual. An 1.2.4 Assessment Charter section of this document summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.